Tom Basham


In New On DVD on January 24, 2013 at 12:34 am


I finally saw Looper.  I thought that I had seen it before in a past life, like when Bruce Willis was looking for Twelve Monkeys and ran into his younger self, but this movie was Brad Pitt-less.  Anyways, I am a sucker for time travel movies.

So there are these people called “Loopers” – and no Bill Murray,  they are not golfers.  These Loopers are bad people who do bad things for 30 years, and then they are bagged up and sent into the past to be disposed of.  There are a bunch of these folks, and for some reason they send the old Bruce Willis back to be killed by young Bruce Willis, who, with lots of makeup looks just like that guy from Third Rock from the Sun (Joseph Gordon-Levitt).  And then a whole bunch of stuff happens and they try to fix things in the past so the future will be nice and less loopy.

They do a nice job in keeping the technical side of time travel a mystery, and that’s a good thing since Jeff Daniels is in this movie and he played Dumber in “Dumb and Dumber”.  They also do a decent job in showing that time travel can be good, especially when you can kill bad people who do bad things like time travel.  There is a paradox there somewhere.  I give this movie 3 stars out of five as I think the movie worked, and is a decent watch, but it will not change your life, unless somehow in the future…


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